Welcome to my transitioning summer to fall kitchen ideas tour. I’m so excited to be part of the Transitioning From Summer to Fall Blog Hop hosted by my friend Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home. If you’re stopping by from Paula’s Virginia Sweet Pea, I’m so happy to have you join us. Love those dried hydrangeas!
The idea of transitional decorating puts me at ease this time of year. It’s what I call setting the stage. I’m just not quite ready to jump into full pumpkin mode yet. Once the real pumpkins and mums hit the farmer’s market, I’ll be ready.
A few years ago I gave away most of my fall decor, including all my faux pumpkins. There’s something about decorating with the real thing, even if it’s on a smaller scale, that works better for me.
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Transitioning Summer To Fall Kitchen Ideas
My transitional decorating starts with the chalkboard and the DIY moss covered letter I made last spring. Is it weird to say I’m crushing on these mini naturally dried gourds? Well no matter how it sounds, I’m in love with these little cuties.
Apparently I have a thing for gourd garlands this year. I also have one that’s green and orange adorning the mantel, which you can view in the post Summer To Fall Mantel.
Now for more ideas on transitional decorating in the kitchen. Counter space is rather limited but I do have a little room for a vintage vignette on the counter next to fridge.
For a casual look, a framed Audubon book page leans up against the backsplash. Next to it is a rusty scale that belonged to my dad and a potted fern for color. The scale will make the perfect platform for piling on mini pumpkins soon.
My kitchen tends to look really dark with all the wood cabinets, so I decorate with as much white as possible. The ironstone pieces lighten up the counters and create a handy spot for storing utensils.
I’m so excited that we finally have grown up looking bar stools. The natural color of the bistro bar stools contrast nicely with the navy colored wall. The wicker seats also add a different tone and texture that the room needs.
This is the spot where we gather, when friends and family visit. It’s as if we don’t want to get too far from the food or miss any juicy conversations. I have one more chair on order so we won’t be fighting over these two.
Did you spot the addition of copper pots hanging on the end of the cabinets? They were completely forgotten in a cabinet until recently. The polished copper looks so pretty adding a bit of shine to that side of the kitchen.
For now they are hanging on nails until I find the right kind of hooks. Maybe I’ll remember to use them, now that they’re on display.
Plants are another way to add color in the kitchen for fall. The fern from the mantel has a new home in the lantern on the bar along with leftover gourds.
Transitional decorating also means bring the outdoors in. Fresh bundles of herbs smell amazing hanging in the kitchen.
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with seasonal inspiration that you can use right now!
For ideas on autumn stripes and flowers see my recent post Easy Fall Tablescape.
Next on the blog hop is Shannon from Belle Bleu Interiors. It’s always a treat to see her French inspired home. All the links to the blog hop are below so you can click through for tons of ideas.
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